Telefónica
3.5 of 5 152 reviews
www.telefonica.com Madrid, Spain 500 to 999 Employees

Telefónica Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(28 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great working facilities in Munich, good work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too many egos trying to impress senior management"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Lack of appreciation and work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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Great place to work, great benefits, so so salary.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people. The company takes care of its own.

ConsLow wages and a lot of work with no processes.

Advice to Senior Managementdon't over work your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs

Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

ProsI'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

ConsI've the visa just until May 2014

Advice to Senior ManagementI am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service.
I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

ProsBig multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

ConsSmall in the USA. old fashion business

Advice to Senior ManagementUSA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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For a large, bureaucratic company it ain't that bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Telefónica

ProsGood pay and conditions, flexible expense policies, progressive for a telco

ConsStill a telco. Large, cumbersome, slow. Run by financiers that know little about digital businesses

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the old guard and inject new blood into your business

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good global company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica

ProsLarge global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

ConsFairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce management layers, empower your managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A little bit of caos

Pre-Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable
Nice people
Freedom to take decisions
Result oriented

ConsLack of processes
No strategic planing at all
Old fashion style of Management

Advice to Senior ManagementSee the new market out there and get updated
Please listen your people and treat them much better
Define a real strategy and follow up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company to Work For and Excellent Team Environment

Post Sales (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great Work Culture
- Great Cross funtional Teams Worldwide
- Everybody is willing to help and support other teams in the resolution of any issue
- Great benefits and salaries according to the market
- Best company I've ever worked so far
- Telefonica is being updating its portafolio, strategy and vision for the future of Telecom Business, which in my opinion is ahead of their competitors

Cons- Needs to improve processes to speed up the time to attend customer needs
- Company is affected at the moment due to the crisis in Spain and Europe which limits the budget for the rest of the Regions (I hope is solved in the 3 to 5 years term)

Advice to Senior Management- Actually is positive, the Leadership and Management (International and Global Services) are outstanding! Bus specially in the US. Senior Management Team is simply the best!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Telecommunication company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Telefónica

ProsSalary, Big Company, Spanish culture.

ConsBad administration, Old school boss. Need new vision

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Telefonica is not committed to the operations in the USA and does not support their people.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Telefónica

ProsGlobal Corporation, strong financials and job security in working in the USA for foreign employees.

ConsHierarchy, does not recognize that the USA needs USA executives and employees to run the operations and not expats. Serious leadership issues with executive team that has been left in place and with new team of managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementManage your operations in the USA with USA managers as you would in Brazil and Spain and you will do a much better job of building a winning team in the USA. Do a better job of communicating with the employees and not managing through fear tactics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst place to work

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Madrid, NM

I have been working at Telefónica

ProsMultinational - Estability - Telecom Sector

Consno Leadership - no management.

Only revenues are considered

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, manage your teams

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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